MD Buyline Referenced in The New York Times Article: In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.

New-York-Times-LogoMD Buyline Analysts Tom Watson and LeAnne Smith were recently interviewed by Elisabeth Rosenthal  of the New York Times for her article on hip implants “In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.”

Hospitals and orthopedic clinics typically pay $4,500 to $7,500 for an artificial hip, according to MD Buyline and Orthopedic Network News, which track device pricing. But those numbers balloon with the cost of installation equipment and all the intermediaries’ fees, including an often hefty hospital markup.

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